In The Dark-Season 2 Episode 19

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What the hell is happening here?” was the first statement i made as i alighted. I was lost for a moment.
Kelvin held my hand and said “You are about to find out” as he pulled me along playfully.
Though i knew where we were but i could not wrap my head on what we were doing there. We were at the airport and i could not help but wonder if kelvin was going to take me on an unplanned trip. “Kelvin, i cant travel without informing my parent” I managed to say as i followed him.
“And who said you are traveling miss?” Kelvin said as he grinned widely. “So what are we doing here?” i asked confused. “You are about to find out” Kelvin said and he squeezed my hand.
At that moment i wished i could look into kelvin’s head. I looked at the distance we had covered behind me and i could not help but wonder what the surprise could be. I still had my eyes fixed at my back when i heard a loud shout. I looked before me and i was surprise to see a crowd of people. They were mostly press. They carried the identification of different mass media and they got to work immediately myself and kelvin came to the spotlight. Kelvin’s security men performed their duty and we were secured from the crowd. I knew getting involve with kelvin would make me a public figure but i never expected it so soon. I was for once grateful for the way i was dressed. “Kelvin! What is going on?” I unconsciously screamed out, not minding the crowd. Kelvin bent over to me a bit and said “We are here to receive….” kelvin was interupted by the loud scream from the crowd. I followed kelvin’a gaze and i got the shock of my life. “OMG! forreal?” I murmured.
Coming toward us was the President himself and a pretty lady, heavily surrounded by force men.
Saying i was surprised was an understatement, i did not even realise when i covered my mouth with my hands. I knew kelvin could go to any length to surprise me but the shock i got was just overwhelming.
“Dont do that in public” Kelvin said has he removed my hand from my mouth and held my hand. We walked toward the president together, with me following kelvin’s lead from behind.
I stood at a point feeling inferior as i watched kelvin hug the president and the lady with him one after the other. Though i also belonged to the rich class, i did’nt have political power attached to my family status. This made me feel alittle inferior. I was still lost in my thought when kelvin tapped me on my shoulder. That was when i realised the lady with the president was right in front of me.
“Have heard alot about you” she said with a smile. She came forward to hug me and i hugged her with the “Who is she expression” on my face.
She later released me from the hug and said “I am Loretta, kelvin’s baby sister”
“Ohh” i exclaimed and hugged her again.She only smiled and hugged me back. “I see you two are getting to know eachother” kelvin said, interupting myself and Loretta.”Yes and will love to spend more time together at home, once dad is done” Loretta said as she released herself from the hug. We all laughed and i looked around for the president.I ended up seeing him addressing the press.Kelvin also excused himself to greet some of the top politicians present.
Thirty minutes later, the president was done with the press and he was escorted to his car with loretta. Myself and kelvin was also guarded to his car. I was almost at the car with kelvin when someone called my name from behind.
Surprisingly, i saw Mr.larry. He was coming toward me but was stopped by a security man. Kelvin signalled to the man to allow him and he came forward.
“I never knew we are going to end up at the same event” i told Mr.larry.
He smiled and exchange pleasantries with kelvin before requesting to have a picture with us.I agreed and we did.He had a bright smile on his face has he left.I gussed he wanted act familiar.Who wouldn’t?
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We arrived the president house and was ushered in by the security. It was in the same compound with kelvin’s apartment but it was a different and bigger building.
All the people present went back at the door and only the family members were left.
“You are welcome” kelvin’s mom said with a smile immediately she came out of the house. She hugged the president and asked after his well being before moving to loretta. She hugged me next and then kelvin.We all settled in the livingroom with me sitting next to kelvin after receiving a warm welcome from kelvin’s mom.
The room was silent for awhile before kelvin cleared his throat and said “Dad,meet my Fiance. Nancy Williams”
“Oh! Come over here dear” the president said and i could not help but feel shy as i walked over to him.I bent alittle and he hugged me, patting my back lightly. ” I must confess am not disappointed at my son’s choice.I hope you are ready to walk down the aisle with him in few months.I will love to meet your parents too” The president said with a smile and my heart skipped abit at the mention of marriage..
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My heart skipped a bit at the mention of wedding.I looked at kelvin for reply but he only winked and looked else where.
“I hope your parent wouldn’t mind having dinner with me on sunday.Am really eager to know my inlaws” the president said, interupting my thought.I smiled and told the president that i would inform my parent.
“No my dear, let kelvin do that. Boy am sure you are man enough” the president said and kelvin noded.
I returned to my sit beside kelvin with lots of thought running through my mind. Everything felt too good with kelvin but i could’nt put out the fact that I was rushing my relationship with kelvin.I could remember how sweet Jordan was when we started but along the line i found out how aggressive he could be. Though i trusted kelvin completely but he was just too good to be true, and this made me honour the thought that just maybe,he could be lacking in some areas as well.Since i was yet to figure out the areas where kelvin was lacking, i felt as if i needed to slow down a bit with kelvin but the president was talking about marriage already.I silently prayed never to regret my actions.
“Nancy, why are you so quiet? Are you shy?” kelvin mom’s voice brought me out of my thought.I smile and told her i was fine before she ushered us to the dining room.We all had a nice meal of pounded yam and melon soup. According to kelvin’s mom,she personally made the meal.We all showered her with compliments, in a bid to appreciate her cooking skill. After the meal, the president went upstairs with kelvin’s mom and i was left with Kelvin and Loretta.Loretta was fun to be with, she took me to her room and told me alot of things about herself, we also had fun arranging her wardrobe.
Time checked 5:30pm, i announced my departure and though the siblings did’nt want me to leave,they saw me off to the door after informing their parent.
I said my goodbyes to kelvin’s parent before i left with kelvin, in his car.The drive home was quiet, just has i had alot on my mind, i gussed kelvin’s mind was heavy as well.
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Kelvin alighted first and opened the door for me immediately we arrived my compound.We both walked hand in hand into the house.
We met my foster parent in the livingroom and we took turn to hug the both of them.
“Get a drink for kelvin” Mi dad said immediately we settled and i rose to get the drink. Kelvin stopped me half way with the excuse that he was full.
“Sir am actually here to seek a favour” Kelvin said, facing Mi dad.Mi dad fixed his gaze on Kelvin and said “Go on my son”.
Kelvin composed himself and said “Sir, Ma’am, my dad is here in Ilorin and he would love to meet the both of you. If your schedule will allow you sir, my dad wants you and your family to come over for dinner on sunday.”
I could see the shock in my foster parent’s eyes.They both exchanged a glance and mi mom winked at me.I could not help but smile, wondering what was going on in the adults mind.
“Of course, anything for my princess.Am suppose to travel on Saturday but am staying back now” Mi dad said with a smile.
Kelvin showed gratitude to my foster parent before he took his leave.
After kelvin’s departure, My foster parent put me on the spotlight and made me narrate the day’s event to them before i finally escaped to my room after a long talk with them. I called khole and informed her of all that happened before i got ready to sleep. I went to bed with mixed feelings, i was happy my parent would be meeting kelvin’s and i was worried about making the right decision or not.
Throughout the week, i anxiously waited for sunday to come.
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Time checked 6:00pm, on sunday evening.I wore a blue flowing gown and a pair of wedge sandal.I had my hair neatly packed and with little makeup,i was ready for the dinner at kelvin’s.
I was surprised to see Mi mom look drop dead gorgeous in a matching native attire with Mi dad, when i got to the livingroom. She also had a set of expensive jewelry on.I teased her about planning to seduce the president and all both laughed.
Kelvin arrived some minutes later and i left with him, in his car while my foster parents followed from behind in theirs.
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We were warmly welcomed when we got to Kelvin’s residence.Mi dad and the president talked and laughed out loud as if they were long time friends while mi mom chatted with kelvin’s mother like sister.I also had fun playing games with kelvin and loretta after the meal, giving the adults time to talk.
At exactly 8:05pm, Mi mom informed me it was time to leave with a phone call. Though i felt at home already, i could not stay behind.I said my goodbyes and left with my parent in their car.
I could not hide my anxiety in knowing the outcome of the adults meeting.” Mom, Dad, whatsup?” I said immediately we settled in the livingroom. My foster parent exchanged a glance before Mi dad said
“Be ready to get married in a month baby!”
“WTF” was the only statement i could make, as my jaw dropped.
To be continued..